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Motor graders are now mandatory for construction of highways

The grader has a strong role in the pre-compaction stage and sub-base preparation with fine grading, spreading and levelling the ground. It uses a hydraulic blade to push large amounts of soil and can be adjusted with a simple lever by the operator.

Focus on infra to revive economic growth

The government’s focus on building infrastructure will create jobs and revive economic growth

How NIP has set the tracks for growth

Recently during an interaction with the Union Minister of Roads Transport & Highways Nitin Gadkari, the Minister reiterated that he was proud to have launched a CNG based equipment model of JCB.

Technological upgrades are perennial part of CE industry: Sandeep Mathur of CASE

Sandeep Mathur, Brand Leader, CASE India, speaks on the current scenario of motor graders in India, and the upcoming digital technologies in motor graders.

Sany launches first “Made in India” piling rig

Sany launches first “Made in India” piling rig

Rural infra, healthcare to drive demand for CE

The construction equipment industry sees two emerging categories—infrastructure development in rural India and the creation of a strong healthcare system—as growth drivers in the coming years, even as the industry sees green shoots with the revival of infrastructure projects.

The long-term growth for construction equipment is intact

India's infrastructure sector is poised to grow significantly with the increasing demand for development of key infrastructure projects.

Backhoe Loaders Bouncing Back

In the current market conditions, the customer focus will be on equipment with better productivity and cost saving. Backhoe loader with its multi-utility advantage and competitive price will drive the demand in the current market scenario.

Can Mobile Cranes Lift the Mood?

Mobile cranes in India have transformed into safer and productive with changing design and new features to meet the upcoming demands from the user market. In the current scenario, can these developments in mobile cranes lift the market sentiments?

Challenging Terrain

The hydraulic excavator market in India has been impacted by the slowdown after the onset of COVID-19 pandemic.

CE industry to de-grow in 2020

In the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic, the overall sales of construction equipment in the country in CY2020 are expected to diminish by 15-20 per cent.

We are preparing ourselves for the future

With timely planning and execution, the government will be able to alleviate the current situation and lead the construction market on the road to recovery. Puneet Vidyarthi, Brand Leader, CASE India, CASE Construction Equipment, shares more on the market scenario.

Covid-19 Challenges Revival

The lockdown in the country has entered its third stage on May 4, 2020 in view of the deadly coronavirus pandemic continuing its grip on the country even after the six-week lockdown in two stages.

AJAX is all set to bounce back with resilience

To set the ball rolling, AJAX has become more resilient, adaptive and competitive like ever in this complex and uncertain period of pandemic with resilience and resourcefulness, says Debasis Bhattacharya, Head - Marketing, Sales & Product Support, AJAX Engineering.

We plan to focus on road equipment and backhoe loaders in future

At the time of completing 25 years in construction equipment industry, Action Construction Equipment (ACE) is preparing to focus on new equipment segments in road construction and backhoe loaders.

The long-term growth for construction equipment is intact

India's infrastructure sector is poised to grow significantly with the increasing demand for development of key infrastructure projects.

Our products are intelligent and connected

With one of the six global innovation centres in India and the presence of modern manufacturing set ups here, Eaton is committed to the development of Indian market.

Indian CE Market Overview

In spite of the short-term ups and downs in the market volumes, the construction equipment (CE) industry is expected to touch close to the volume of 140,000 units by 2024-25.

The World Has Changed

While at EXCON 2019, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari brought smiles to the faces of the worried construction equipment (CE) industry captains, the pandemic outbreak has wiped that smile into oblivion.

Infrastructure push drives CE demand

With the government is pushing for more infrastructure development in the country, construction equipment market will see demand growth in future.

Excon 2019 to demonstrate smart technologies for infra growth

Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) will unveil the 10th edition of South Asia?s largest construction equipment (CE) trade fair Excon 2019 tomorrow in Bengaluru.

ICRA revises outlook on CE sales negative

Industry volumes have contracted by 16 per cent in the key product categories of backhoe loaders, excavators and wheeled loaders.

ICRA sees negative outlook on CE sales

Following a sharp correction in unit sales amidst slowing economic growth and infrastructure investments, both by the public and private sector; and tight liquidity environment, ICRA has revised the outlook on the construction equipment (CE) sector to negative.

The bearing industry outlook is good for next two years

NTN has been a leader in bearings for the construction equipment (CE) segment. Ramnath Shenoy, Executive Director, NTN Bearings India, elaborates more on the products and solutions from the company.

Changing Face of CE Industry

Taking full advantage of the unprecedented connectivity, data analysis, and remote capabilities, construction equipment (CE) industry is poised to take great leaps in productivity and efficiency in the coming decade.

CE industry will continue to witness a healthy growth

The overall construction equipment (CE) industry had a good FY2018-19 for all class of equipment and has recorded the highest volumes ever.

The year of construction technology

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 2, 2019 declared April 2019-March 2020 as the Construction-Technology year and stressed on the use of advanced technology to meet the increasing demand of affordable housing and provision of Housing for All by 2022.

Our solutions help manufacturers in diverse areas

Kloudq Technologies offers a variety of innovative Industrial IoT (IIoT) solutions, primarily for the construction equipment industry. Aditya Paranjpe, Head - IoT, shares more on the company's solutions and the technology trends in the market.

Digital technology for mobile equipment is in transition

B&R Industrial Automation offers high-performance and technologically advanced products and solutions to construction and off-highway equipment OEMs.

Bauma CONEXPO INDIA 2018

The fifth edition of bauma CONEXPO INDIA is expected to be bigger in number of exhibitors and exhibiting area, compared to last edition.

Pioneering Growth

Traditionally known for aerospace, engineering and IT, Bengaluru is fast emerging as a construction equipment (CE) hub in India with major players expanding their base in the city.

Ambitious on Indian infra sector

Infrastructure sector is a key driver for the Indian economy. The sector is highly responsible for propelling India's overall development and enjoys intense focus from government for initiating policies that would ensure time-bound creation of world-class infrastructure in the country.

In the Limelight of Infra growth

Construction equipment today not only makes it easier to complete the project at hand, but also ensures the efficient use of labour, time and money. About 30-35 per cent of money involved in construction is dedicated towards procurement of good machinery and equipment.

Operator Training: Need of the Hour

These are good times for construction equipment industry. Orders have gone up, thanks to a revival in the economy fuelled by government's affirmative actions to nurse the infra development sector back to health.

Moving Ahead

OTR tyre market is divided majorly into three segments: mining, construction and industrial equipment, agriculture vehicles and others. Mining, construction and industrial equipment such as loaders, bulldozers, tractors, forklifts, backhoe loaders, cranes, excavators, wheeled loaders, industrial trucks, skid steer loaders, etc

New year, New opportunities

The CE market is on a role with a lot of actions in the infrastructure development underway while many are in the pipeline. The new year is definitely a year of opportunity for CE industry in India considering the new life the infrastructure has gained after the corrective actions of the government on the bottlenecks in various projects.

The big movers

Being the major equipment class in the infrastructure development activities, Earthmoving equipment sees further demand growth in future owing to an anticipated growth in construction activities.

We see Indian CE industry as an opportunity for us to grow

The current equipment industry scenario is a positive eco-system for construction equipment industry and commercial vehicles. Policy initiatives by the present government such as Make in India, Smart City Mission and Sagar Mala Project have given a boost to the manufacturing and infrastructure industry in India.

We expect Excon to be more vibrant and industry-specific

With the revival of road construction projects in India, the market for construction equipment (CE) and road building equipment- such as crushing and screening plants and RAP-mixing asphalt plants - is expected to open up in a big way.

We desire to provide Affordable Uncompromised Mechanisation

The government has estimated a total infrastructure spending of about 10 per cent of GDP during 2012-17, up from 7.6 per cent during the 2007-12 period.

We are showcasing our remote management system hi mate

The construction equipment (CE) industry is passing through an exciting phase as excavator industry has grown by more than 45 per cent in 2016 over 2015. The growth till September 2017 is estimated to be around 20 per cent over 2016.

Access industry is still plagued with lack of legislation for safety

The market scenario of access equipment industry continues to be flat. As major manufacturers, we always hope that the market evolves and matures, but regret it hasn't been so over the last few years when we talk about new machines being imported into the country considering the fact that the market being nascent and quantities being low, there are no thoroughbred manufacturers in India.

We see Excon as a business facilitator

Post GST, the construction equipment (CE) sector in India had a short term hit. Retail hiring segment was adversely effected, as it is more of unorganised sector.

Excon 2017 marks revival of Indian CE industry

After a continuous phase of sluggish market and recession, the construction equipment sector is on the verge of a turnaround now. The sector has received a boost with the government's renewed focus on road building, as a result the market grew by 16 per cent in 2015, and further by 39 per cent to peak in 2016.

We will be showcasing our latest products first time in India

Indian construction equipment (CE) industry was always expected to be poised for growth and what we are now witnessing is realisation of these expectations. The industry is maturing both in the scale and breadth of equipment being manufactured across market segments.

Reasons to cheer

Better late than never. The Central Government has finally lowered the GST rate on construction and mining equipment to 18 per cent, from 28 per cent. Though, for some 15 per cent products, GST still remains 28 per cent, according to industry sources.

More engines of growth needed

Off-Highway Research reports a turnaround in the global construction equipment (CE) market, which is expected to grow 16 per cent this year.

Metallurgy Trends in Construction

Steel and metals play a major role in the construction industry. Alireza Moghaddam explains on the use of metals in construction and the new trends and the emerging market opportunities.

GST Council needs to prioritise CE

Dr E Sreedharan was revered and acknowledged as India's 'Metro man' because he managed to do the impossible, i.e., dig into Delhi while it worked and build the metro rail, and that too, in record time. His execution won him laurels.

Facilitating efficiency

Bearings fulfill a number of important functions, starting with their ability to reduce friction. Other primary functions include supporting a load, promoting the efficient transmission of power and ensuring alignment is maintained.

Equipment & Technology for Infrastructure is no Luxury!

The Supreme Court's recent clarification that construction equipment and agricultural equipment are not included in the BS-III vehicle ban was a sigh of relief to the concerned industry.

Back on Growth Path

Given its versatility and mobility, backhoe loader finds great use at almost every construction site, both urban and rural India. This multi-purpose machine continues to perform a variety of tasks at sites and is used for digging, dosing, levelling and lifting activities.

Paving a Growth Path

While the paver market is gearing up for phenomenal growth, sensor pavers are expected to have a smooth ride due to the demand for quality roads in the future.

Equipment Selection | INFORMED DECISIONS

Modern construction and mining activities in India need to be expedited with utmost focus on the highest possible productivity, operational excellence, emission compliance, safety and best-of-class economy. Over the past decade, the market for such equipment has substantially matured resulting in the equipment selectors mooting innovative and prudent ideas while selecting the most suitable equipment fleets commensurate to their company objectives and philosophies.

Demonetisation | Modi plays a trump card

The demonetisation of old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes by the government on November 8, 2016 has taken India by surprise.

We would showcase innovations across all our four brands

With the infrastructure development polices of this government, there is good demand and growth for the CE industry. The difference from last bC India, is that two years back, the new government in place had ambitious plans to develop the road sector. Now the plans are being executed well, and due to this there is an increase in demand for equipment.

We expect to see a growth of 10-12percent

The year 2016 has been positive for the earthmoving and construction equipment (ECE) industry - primarily owing to the growth in the roads and highways sector. The CE industry has overall grown by 45 per cent in the months of January to October in 2016 as compared with the same period in 2015.

Rolling On Smoothly

Bearings are an integral part of equipment which increase efficiency by reducing friction, while maintaining the operational requirements. In this fast moving age of industrialisation, efficiency is the key to success. Construction equipment operates in very demanding environments

Back on Track!

The Indian mining and material processing industry, along with other bulk material handling operations like coal loading or bulk handling at ports, and aggregate processing in roads, is already on a fast track growth trajectory in India, thereby driving the demand.

?Zero-Incident? Construction Sites

The Indian Construction Equipment (CE) industry is going through a growth phase. It is evolving faster compared to a decade ago. With the new government approach being high on governance, their initiatives have opened doors to new and multiple infrastructure projects.

CE Industry in India | Trends

India is on the fast lane to becoming a global manufacturing hub with the PM?s Make in India initiative. Infrastructure being an integral part of the initiative directly provides a boost to the CE manufacturing industry.

The Earth Movers and Shakers

As a consequence of the excavation activity gaining momentum, earthmovers like front-end loaders, crawler dozers, traxcavators and other earthmoving equipment are registering a CAGR of 15-18 per cent. Since the Indian economy is reviving, these equipment are also finding emerging markets in other sectors as well.

Customer in Focus

LiuGongs Pithampur plant, the first construction equipment (CE) manufacturing unit in India with 100 per cent FDI, is on track to become a leading manufacturer of CE in the country.

Essential for Road Building

Commitment towards infrastructural development and faster implementation of road projects to desired specifications are driving the growth of the motor grader market in India.

The GST Blockade

The Narendra Modi government?s several attempts to get the most sought-after tax reform are being thwarted by the Congress majority in the Rajya Sabha, under one guise or the other.

Compact Road Equipment Market to Grow

Developmental work in the North-East and far-flung rural areas will drive a robust growth of road building equipment, with a twist - the market for smaller-sized equipment to suit applications and delivery logistics requirements will be the gainer.

Backhoe Loaders Get a Rural Boost

Gone were the days when the backhoe loader market was exploding in all facets of India?s infrastructure development. All recognised suppliers were registering negative to flat trajectory growth since FY 2011.

Post Budget Vibrations India: Sustained Growth

According to Macquarie, the growth momentum in the construction equipment (CE) segment has sustained in India, despite withdrawal of discounts and price increases. Also, purchases were being done primarily by first-time buyers.

3rd Annual Equipment India Awards & CEO FORUM

The evening of March 16, 2016 was a matter of pride for EQUIPMENT INDIA as a large number of stakeholders from the construction equipment (CE) community gathered at the Commission Hall of FICCI Delhi to celebrate, in letter and spirit, the 3rd Annual Equipment India Awards.

8 YEARS OF EQUIPMENT INDIA

I am deeply honoured and pleased to inform you that EQUIPMENT INDIA has successfully completed eight years of publication as the only magazine on infrastructure equipment in the country.

Innovations in CE

The construction equipment (CE) manufacturers are closely monitoring the needs of the customer and industry, and are investing considerable amount in R&D to bring innovation in technology, products and services.

Widening Growth Path

For the emerging and developing nations, the growth path widens which will inevitably be attractive destinations for machine makers worldwide, writes Pradeep Sharma.

Setting New Standards

SAMIL aims to capture a large share in the market as the government has allotted huge amount towards construction of new highways and road network all over the country.

Budget spells fiscal discipline

Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley, presented the Union Budget 2016-17, explaining the backdrop of global economy slowdown from 3.4 per cent in 2014 to 3.1 per cent in 2015; battered financial markets and contracted global trade.

Make In India Week

Over 8,000 Indian industry leaders and 13 Union Ministers attended the event. Seventeen state exhibitions and several country pavilions have been built at the centre. The country pavilions include exhibitions from Sweden, Germany and South Korea.

Pick-n-Carry Hydra: Bestseller

As the Numero Uno bestselling lift and reach product, Hydra crane still continues to be the most demanding mobile crane category in India. Tyre-mounted articulated steering, hydraulic mobile pick-and-carry crane, colloquially termed ?Hydra?, was introduced in India

Exceeding Expectations

According to a report released by ICEMA, the current market size of the construction equipment including backhoe loader, concrete mixers excavator is around $2.8 billion. Further, the Indian construction equipment industry

CE Industry Buoyant at EXCON 2015

CII and ICEMA jointly showcased the CE industry at EXCON 2015, the 8th International Construction Equipment and Construction Technology Trade Fair, from 25-29 November 2015, at the BIEC grounds in Bengaluru

CE Industry Buoyant

It looks like all the initiatives by Narendra Modi?s government to accelerate infrastructure: Bringing in reforms to create ease of business in India

CE Hydraulic Cylinders - Bright Future Ahead

On ground demand of construction equipment (CE) spurs the requirement of hydraulic cylinders for various essential applications by the OEMs. EQUIPMENT INDIA zeroes in on this segment to develop granular market insights.

ZF transmissions are tailor-made for different applications

ZF has recently strengthened its business development footprint for the Indian market through establishing a local engineering resource. Suresh KV, President for ZF in India elaborates on the company?s solutions to the CE industry.

Excon 2015- Indias Premium Showcase of CE Industry

Positive sentiment prevails in the infrastructure equipment industry which is abuzz as Excon 2015 is around the corner. Growth prospects are visible over the horizon, in light of the positive trends reflected in most of the economy indicators for India.

We will be showcasing our own branded rock breaker and trenching bucket

Last few years have been tough on the construction equipment (CE) industry in general. The total industry volume has gone down across segments and has strained many organisations in this space.

Connecting the CE Industry

As a prelude to Excon 2015, a road show was organised by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) at Mumbai on October 8, 2015. In essence, this meet was organised by CII to showcase the exhibition and give an overview. The event was attended by all sections of the connected stakeholders.

Growing Leaps and Bounds

LiuGong?s overseas business will be around 40 per cent of its total revenue in 2020. When major activities are in operation, more international visitors than usual will appear at the LiuGong International Industrial Park in Liuzhou, a south-western city in China. They range from global dealers in the construction equipment industry, to end-users from across the world.

backhoe loaders:flat Growth

Backhoe loaders are passing through a challenging time for the past few years. Market is registering a flat growth with some indications that it is shrinking.However, now there is optimism among the leading players in the backhoe industry

Navin Group is the oldest active dealership of CE industry in MP

Being involved in the business of construction equipment for the past 27 years, Navin Group still maintains a track record of excellent customer service and a healthy market share of satisfied customers

Used equipment without safety standards is a challenge

There is a lot of positivity in the industry though things have not picked up to the extent that we hoped for; what we expected to happen in three months may happen in six months time. We feel that the industry is going to be 10-15 per cent better after six months; and from next year, things will start falling in place.

We expect EPC model dominating at least in the short term

The numbers published by ICEMA clearly shows that there is a slight uptake on the larger equipment like excavators and wheel loaders. The smaller equipment like mini excavators, backhoe loaders etc have still to pick up the trend.

We need a mechanism to streamline on ground execution of projects

Owing to the recent focused and bold reforms by the Government, Indian infrastructure industry is gaining momentum and as a result, we are witnessing a slight upsurge in the demand of construction equipment.

Excavators to Dominate

Within the Indian construction equipment industry, the crawler excavator segment is the largest by value and the second largest, after backhoe loaders, in terms of number of units sold.

Diggers to get busier

The numbers published by ICEMA clearly shows that there is a slight uptake on the larger equipment like excavators and wheel loaders. In the smaller equipment like mini excavators, backhoe loaders etc have still to pick up the trend. Elaborating the prevailing scenario and the growth drivers.

Budget boost!

Infrastructure has received a booster shot of Rs 70,000 crore and another Rs 24,000 crore of increased outlays on roads and railways. This would take the existing spend on infrastructure for 2015-16 from Rs 2,10,000 to Rs 3,04,000 crore plus the funds created as an outcome of the seed money invested in National Investment & Infrastructure Fund which in turn will find its way into infrastructure funding companies like IRFC & NHB where they will evolve with a factor of ten.

Efficient and seamless rail and sea network is a must

Inflation control actions, excise duty reduction and sustainable capital funding plan will help the infrastructural sector to grow which will help LiuGong?s Indian operations positively, says Sanjay Wadnerkar, Vice President, LiuGong India.

Make in India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched an ambitious campaign ?Make in India?, which aims to turn the country into a global manufacturing hub. The campaign projects India as an investment destination and develop, promote and market India as a leading manufacturing destination and as a hub for design and information.

We are at the forefront of developing new green technologies

Donaldson has been dedicated to two different market segments, one is off-highway (construction equipment) and the other is commercial vehicles. Construction equipment market in India has grown 19 per cent from 2010 to 2013, which is Rs 300 billion market in 2014, based on the infrastructure expenditures which is about 6-7 times that of 2010

Mining Potential

With the growing demand for increased output of coal and iron ore and other minerals, the demand for mining equipment and machinery is expected grow manifold.

Demand for minerals and mining services is strong in the country

Introduction of a country-wide goods and services tax (GST) can dramatically alter tax administration by giving a one-stop solution for excise and value-added tax into a single unified tax, says Dimitrov Krishnan, Vice-President, Sales & Marketing, Volvo CE, India.